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Florence Nightingale Barbie doll

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll unveiled in tribute to inspiring women

New model forms part of range celebrating women who have broken boundaries

Liverpool Community Health nurse director Helen Lockett

NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking to nurses during a visit to the East Midlands and East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in October 2019, before the government promised to boost NHS nursing numbers by 50,000

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention

illustration shows nurses using a variety of tools of their job

Does your workplace help or hinder you in your nursing job?

Take our quick survey and tell us about your commute, IT, rest facilities and more

nurses looks frightened and holds her hands up defensively

Violence in the NHS: almost a quarter of nurses tell survey about being attacked

Latest NHS Staff Survey reveals assaults, patient safety, and work stresses as key concerns

Rali and Petya Marinova

Meet the twin sisters with identical nursing careers

Rali and Petya Marinova qualified in the same specialty and work together on the same ward

Evidence and Practice

Assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the emergency department

Assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the emergency department

Why you should read this article • To understand how the Leishmania parasite is transmitted...

Exploring the common prescribing errors that occur in the emergency department

Exploring the common prescribing errors that occur in the emergency department

Identifying common prescribing errors in one large inner-city ED in South Wales

Using problem-based learning to improve patient safety in the emergency department

Two elements are vital to patient safety in emergency care – work culture and staff training

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with a spinal cord injury

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with spinal cord injury

It is important that ENs are aware of the symptoms and management of autonomic dysreflexia

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

Exploring the effects of fatigue, workplace bullying, moral distress and inadequate staffing

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

ENs have an essential role in recognising and initially treating patients experiencing DCS

Features

Picture of matron Stella Davey, who responded to concerns about her hospital emergency department by forming a resus team that has transformed patient care and staff morale.

Sepsis care, vacancy rates, resus team: how a matron transformed her ED

Team has turned around an emergency department’s patient care and staff morale

ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

With EDs under increasing pressure, one department has been singled out for its progress

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Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Nominate yourself or a colleague for these prestigious nursing awards

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Opinion

image of nursing students in a emergency care simulation scenario

Emergency care drills are vital in preparing nursing students for practice

Simulations help make transition from student to qualified practitioner smoother

Picture of healthcare professionals taking part in The Floor game, which simulates the challenges of an emergency department and is helping nurses to develop clinical leadership skills.

Playing a simulation game sharpens emergency department skills

The Floor simulation game helps nurses to develop clinical leadership skills

Picture shows Janet Youd speaking at RCN Congress. Here she reflects on the end of her tenure as chair of the RCN Emergency Care Association.`

Janet Youd: My next move

Outgoing chair of RCN's Emergency Care Association on her achievements and passions

Students

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Careers

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture of emergency nurse Martina Browne, who explains why she still loves the role after 35 years.

35 years as an emergency nurse practitioner

Emergency nurse Martina Browne explains why she still loves the role after 35 years

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